Kusamarama: Art and Anxiety (Part II)

  Samuel Johnson Had It  (And So Did Howard Hughes)   Samuel Johnson suffered from the need to engage in threshold rituals, was prone to repetitive step-counting and continual praying.                       Yayoi Kusama can't stop painting dots and loops. At one time she also covered chairs, sofas, and entire rooms with stuffed "penises."   Obsessive compulsive disorder is obsessively referred to by the mental … [Read more...]